Healthy Dessert Recipes

Cakes, cookies, bars, brownies, pie, and ice cream -- with our selection of healthy desserts, you can still enjoy all your favorite sweets while eating healthfully. We've tweaked your favorite dessert recipes to make them healthier, and we'll teach you how to transform your own favorites into healthy dessert recipes, too. Start with substitutes -- for butter, that is. Learn how you can swap out butter for healthier options that still result in scrumptious desserts. We also have simple tips to bake with less fat, add whole grains, boost antioxidants, and more that will produce delicious sweets with nutritional benefits. Chocolate is, of course, the star of many indulgent desserts and everyday treats. Try our heart-healthier recipes -- starring dark chocolate -- and enjoy the mouthwatering rewards. You'll always get yummy results when you bake with what's in season. Try our seasonal favorites, such as frozen desserts in the summer and harvest-fruit desserts for fall. If you're looking for a tiny treat, go for one of the 20 sweet snacks that have just 50 calories or less -- perfect for work or after school.

Slightly tart pink grapefruit sorbet pairs perfectly with creamy vanilla ice...

Silken tofu adds a rich texture and extra protein to this chocolate-banana...

These easy icebox cookies get their "bite" from a combination of...

The ginger glaze mixed with macadamia nuts, butter, and vanilla make these fun...

If you like mint chip ice cream, you'll love these cream-filled cupcakes.

Simmer brandy, cherries and sugar to create a simple homemade sauce that makes...

When serving these mini ice cream balls, double dipping is allowed if each...

These star-shaped tarts will brighten up your holiday dessert tray.

These popular cookies include caramel, nuts, and chocolate.

Soy and whole wheat flour add a healthy spin to these spice cookies.

Pile tortillas with cream cheese and fruit for a nutritious snack. If you like...

Refrigerate the cookie dough loaves as long as 3 days or freeze them up to 1...

Dunk the bottoms in melted white chocolate for cookies that have their "...

A double rolling in granulated sugar makes these crackled cookies extra sparkly.

Set the wheels in motion for tropical flavor with these cookie cutouts. They'r...

These tart yet sweet cookie bars are a wonderful dessert for summer picnics or...

Bite-size peanut butter cups are gently pressed on each sugar cookie, providin...

Sing for joy with this chorus of cutout cookies. Personalize the cookies with...

Blend this peach and ginger mixer and freeze for a delectable dessert.

These delicious cinnamon cookies are topped with a mouth-watering chocolate...

If you're craving chocolate desserts, these chocolate-cherry cookies will...

Brown sugar brings depth to the sweetness in this fruity compote. Serve it...

Finely shredded lime peel and lime juice provide a bright burst of citrus in...

Low-Sugar Desserts

Staying healthy doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Enjoy all your...

20 Sweet Snacks for 50 Calories or Less

Sometimes you just need a hit of sugar--something to take the edge off a bad...

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